The violation of womenâ€™s fundamental rights through physical, mental, emotional, and sexual violence against women has become almost commonplace in the Indian context. Violence against women has taken particularly acute forms in circumstances where populations are already marginalized, such as in areas affected by armed conflict, areas undergoing mass displacement. Women in the Tribal belts and amongst Dalit populations are already vulnerable and become even more so in areas affected by conflict. There is, therefore, a pressing need for the judiciary to recognize and address the particular forms of violence levied against women who are â€˜doubly marginalizedâ€™ by caste, class, religion, or in situations conflict. Customary routinely laws discriminate against women, both by denying justice to victims of violence and by dispossessing women from their shares in land and property. A number of laws that protect women from discrimination have also either inadequate or have not been properly implemented.
Although India has a large number of laws to protect and promote the rights of children, childrenâ€™s concerns are viewed primarily as a welfare issue, rather an issue of rights. By developing a legal rights-based approach for children, the Child Rights Initiative combats the violation of childrenâ€™s rights and increases their ability access to the legal system.
The aim of the trust is to provide free legal aid services to the various sections of the society because we believe that justice should be available to all. Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system. Article 39A of the Constitution of India provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of the society and ensures justice for all.